You will need
- Metal pipes for the frame, wire ropes, durable canvas, 2 wheels.
For its production will need a few basic parts: frame, cable stretching and planking. Also advisable to use a removable wheel device for antieconomy. Of great importance is having the diameter of pipes for the frame and the quality of the metal, as it is necessary, that it was quite durable and relatively easy to free rise into the air. From the connection of the tubes depends on the end result and the flying ability of the machine.
You must correctly calculate the amount and specific locations of the connectors, as this determines the durability and overall weight of the structure. Side and keel tube must be connected in the nasal area, which will ensure the streamlined hang-glider. On top of the Central node should attach the mast, which simultaneously serves as a support for cables. The lower part of the site intended for placement of the steering linkage.
The side knot the basics of hang gliding is the fork design, since nodes and connections are placed separately to eliminate pipe joints and aerodynamics. The steering system control is interconnected sidewalls and a handle for easy holding.
A cable system located in different nodes, and thereby ensures the reliability of fastening and adjustment of the control the glider. It is very important to choose cables of high quality and strength, to eliminate the possibility of breakage and disengagement of the carabiner.
The covering of the glider is a more esthetic part of the design. The main requirements to the material are ability to withstand aerodynamic loading during flight, a low probability of deformation of the frame. As a rule, these requirements meets the sail cloth.
Thus, a responsible approach to the manufacture of gliders and selection of high-quality parts will allow you to get a great glider that will meet all safety requirements for health and human life, and allow you to get a lot of pleasure from their favorite sport.
Advice 2: How to build a hang glider
"Man is created for happiness like a bird for flight". But at all times there were people who wanted and flight, and happiness. And some of them succeeded! One of these people was the genius Leonardo da Vinci designed the world's first hang glider. And if the wizard is even in the 15th century managed to do it, why don't you to realize your dream now?
You will need
- Aluminum tube, synthetic fabric, skeleton birds, book about tasty and healthy food.
For starters think about your weight. Remember, the lighter you are, the more likely that you will rise to the glidere and take a pleasant flight. If you have cellulite and a beer belly, open the book about tasty and healthy food and grab yourself a low-calorie daily diet. Before the flight is to drop a few pounds.
Take the skeleton of a bird and look closely at her wings. Leonardo was making his drawings, studying the structure of a bird's wing. Carefully redraw the location of the bones, carefully watching their curves.
The great Leonardo was making his hang-glider out of materials available in that era – wood and woven canvas, which caused some difficulties. If not for that, the era of the conquest of the sky a man would have begun 500 years earlier. We will not repeat his mistakes and immediately going to use more lightweight materials. Take the aluminum tube, fabric and construct a miniature hang-glider, looking at your drawing. The role of avian seed will perform aluminium, instead of feathers will be the stretched canvas.
Now send your little glider flying! Look carefully at how it flies, if not collapses to the side. If you did everything right, and the glider flies beautifully and smoothly, you can begin to master.
Redraw your drawing by zooming in 10 times. And again hitch – aluminum tube-and bone tissue, due to which your glider will soar.
Left to choose your child's name, because as you glider will call, so it will fly. Godspeed and smooth sailing!
Advice 3: How to buy a hang glider
Listings of hang gliders you can find many, as in various print publications and on the Internet. Buying a glider for many – the beginning of a journey into the sky. So the purchase of this aircraft should be considered with the utmost seriousness and responsibility.
Before you buy a glider, go training flights on it. This can be done in the appropriate club or school on the unit owned by educational organizations. Independent acquisition of the necessary skills without knowledge and instructors can lead to disability or more dire consequences. This threatens any fall, even from a small height. Clubs and schools have experienced and competent instructors, and the rigid observance of safety can 100% guarantee the life and health of students.
In addition, with proper training, your skill level will grow quickly and will allow you to buy a more serious camera than the one on which they were trained. Your instructor, if you can establish a good relationship with him, will help to choose a good glider them commercially available.
After training you already define your tastes and preferences in outdoor sports and will know exactly what you need from the acquired unit. New glider in Russia, you can buy only on request or through the dealer of the Ukrainian company "Aeros". The range of imported models is much wider.
When purchasing a new glider avoid very old designs. Inspect the frame of the apparatus to detect corrosion. Please note: the aluminum elements of corrosion looks like white powder on the surface of the part. Often corrosion occurs on the internal surfaces of the tubes and under sleeves. Carefully inspect the ends of the sleeves and the area around the rivets – corrosion in these areas is unacceptable.
Don't buy a glider with dents and distortions of the frame. This is due to the extremely poor range on the market of spare parts for most machines. In other words, the replacement console will be easier to make a copy than to find the right part. But this is not the output – the production of new items is time-consuming and expensive process. For the same reason try to buy those hang gliders that are currently in production.
Pay attention to ropes and fenders. Even on almost new gliders are often found twisted wings, ropes and stretch marks. The unit with such defects leads to the rupture of twisted elements, so they must immediately be changed.
Inspect the skin of the glider. In the presence of and with the permission of the seller will push on the sail with a finger or eraser. If water impact pressure your fabric lends itself to or even pierced, then the material is damaged by UV light and unsafe for use. Material to create a new skin, or applying patches to get extremely difficult.
In conclusion, the choice be sure to test a glider in flight. This will make sure that the device has those features that you expect from it.